synaptic still bonkers

Avi Greenbury lists at
Sun Sep 18 23:14:52 UTC 2011

wayward4now wrote:
> Is there some sort of system install script that re-installs
> synaptic, after installation, to have these scripts back? 

apt-get install --reinstall synaptic

or, more forcefully

apt-get remove --purge synaptic
apt-get install synaptic

might do it, I suppose. You will lose any synaptic-specific
configuration with the second (though not apt- or dpkg- wide like
sources.list or pinning)

This sounds like it's some sort of a problem you're already aware of by
the way you describe it; - is there a bug filed for it? I've not seen
this, but I don't use synaptic. How can I reproduce this when I'm back
on my Ubuntu box?

I might not be able to fix it (likely) but I'm intrigued.


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